Category: Self Acceptance, Self Compassion, The Best You, Authenticity
People are like onions. There are so many layers to our personality that it can be challenging to know who you are. I have a pretty good sense of who I am, but through trial and error, experience and exposure we learn a little more about ourselves.
I believe the experiences that move us outside our comfort zone, are the moments in which we learn the most about ourselves. While I may not fully understand why I might act a certain way, I am now completely aware that there exists within me a random, awkward, completely face-palming worthy girl. And hey, THAT’s OKAY because…
1. Humans are constantly evolving, learning and growing
I think even in old age, we’ll have a very good sense as to who we are but there might be something that will always make you think, “huh… I never thought about it that way “
2. We can and need to act differently in various situations anyway
Of course you’re going to act completely different at your best friend’s bachelorette party than you are going to act at say a meeting for your internship or job.
3. Knowing your likes/dislikes, strengths/weaknesses is a great start
Even though you might not think you know who you are, recognizing what we like and what we’re good at gives us the beginning sketches of who we are
4. Exploring our values, non-negotiables and passions take time
Knowing what we stand for is truly the essence of understanding who we are and if you don’t know, pick a topic and see what side you take and discover why, ie. abortion
5. We’re still young, it’s hard to know everything
we’re human, we’re not going to know everything.
So the next time you feel like you don’t know who you are, remember that there are plenty of other people out there who are probably experiencing the same thing. So cut yourself some slack and realize these things take time. However, just the fact that you are concerned about wanting to have a deeper understanding of who you are, what you believe in and who you want to be are the first steps in learning more about your beYOUtiful self 😉